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Looking for that spark of island independence

The Basslink failure demands big thinking and home-grown resilience. A century ago Tasmania, with a population less than half of today’s, dug deep into its public purse to invest in generating and distributing electricity. Local councils and private companies supplied … Continue reading

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Climate action: the world is doing more than we think

We can rest assured,  Australia is not ahead of the pack on climate measures [28 August 2012 | Peter Boyer] I’ll concede one point to the climate sceptics. There’s something surreal in the whole debate about man-made climate change. Last … Continue reading

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Communities doing what the politicians cannot

While our political leaders continue to act as if our climate challenge is going to sort itself out, others are taking it more seriously. [31 August 2010 | Peter Boyer] Our headline-hogging, energy-sapping political extravaganza shows no sign of going away. … Continue reading

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